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Letter: Hempstead blame game is too late

Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino said he has

Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino said he has lost confidence in the town's IDA board and plans to fire all seven of its members. Credit: Howard Schnapp

Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony Santino and Councilman Bruce Blakeman are calling for the removal of the town’s Industrial Development Agency members over tax breaks extended to a shopping mall [“Vow to fire board,” News, Oct. 28]. What did they do to help avoid this situation?

Now, they want our town to spend taxpayer money to sue the IDA? They want the IDA to “fix” the problem? Once a contract is signed, isn’t it binding? Wouldn’t the town then be liable for breach of contract, costing the taxpayer even more?

Just who is really watching the store here? This blame game is a little too late. What would help would be to consult with expert financial people, not lawyers and politicians, to form a plan to reduce everyone’s taxes.

Debra Gerrity, Bellmore


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